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Midseason Skis

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Speedwave 14: 116/69/105

$1,125 with binding

A wave pattern is molded into the Speedwave's upper layers, a design that Elan claims creates soft fore-aft flex and superior torsional stiffness-and allows effortless transitions between short, tight turns and big ol' arcs.


Exclusive Legend Powder: 121/85/104


Dynastar's first shot at a women's powder ski features a wood core and is built in a women's mold-not a modified unisex ski mold. Look for a revamped women's Exclusive Carve, too.

GOODEScoop 142: 145/142/139
The Scoop's reverse sidecut and reverse camber-inspired by the Volant Spatula-betray its ancestry: Goode builds the world's best water skis. This 142-millimeter fatty is made for floating the megadeep.

K2One Luv: Breast Cancer Research Foundation special edition: 115/68/99
$875 with binding
The special edition is based on the women's T:9 One Luv, and a portion of the profits from its sale complements K2's hefty $100,000 annual donation to the BCRF.

NORDICASupercharger Ignition: 125/84/112
Part of Nordica's new park, pipe, and freeride family, the Ignition is a park ski with a wood core to round out the genetic makeup.

VISTX-Free: 116/77/110
$1,600 with binding
A durable top-sheet material (it's called polyamide) and an ash-okume wood core are the chief upgrades to Vist's flagship all-mountain freeride board.



Great Barrington, Mass 1103

Wide and Wonderful

Deep-six the midfats. Once you've floated on the luxury cruise liners that are today's powder skis, there's no turning back.

Happy New Gear Lead

Sneak Peak

Can’t wait till next year? Early intros of ’06-07 skis offer a taste of what’s to come, and they’re in stores now.